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MUTT’S NEW: Santa Baby!

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Calling Rudolph, Frosty, and all the usual suspects: Our Holiday Shop is here! We know that there’s a little more than a month left until Christmas, but we just couldn’t wait any longer to share our holiday items with you! This shops features everything any Christmas lover needs: festive apparel, red + green collars and leashes, toys that will drive your dog nuts, and even a few home needs!
Looking for something to spice up your dog’s closet? Look no further! We have a wide selection of casual wear including chunky knit sweaters, soft pajamas and tank dresses. If you’re looking for something more formal, we have an adorable ruffled Santa dress, a flashy red sequin harness and tasteful neckties for dogs of all sizes.

More interested in some sassy neckwear? We’ve got you covered. From jingle bells to bling to basics, we have collars that will make any dog feel like they’re ready for the holidays. If you’d rather recycle an old collar, the Santa collar cozy is the perfect choice – just slip the cozy through the old collar and voila! You have an adorable  holiday collar that is sure to get the party started.

Need some stocking stuffer ideas? Holiday toys are a must! For the interactive Bowser, the chimney and reindeer burrow toy is ideal – it is sure to keep your pup preoccupied for a good while! For those tough-toy lovers, the corduroy Rudolph knottie toy and extra tough holiday bear toy is a must. Although no toy is completely indestructible, these will hold up a good fight! If you’re looking for something cute (and can double as a decoration!), our ornament toys are perfect – with five different colors and patterns to choose from, you may feel tempted to decorate your whole tree with these gems!

As every holiday lover knows, the season isn’t complete without festive home décor! Whether it be a stocking for your pup, an ode to your pooch on the Christmas tree, or a nice snuggly blanket, adding décor dedicated to your four-legged member is adorable and stylish!

These are just the basics featured in our Holiday Collection. To get the full taste of it (there’s a lot we didn’t mention!), check out the collection on our website or in our three Southern California store locations. Happy Holidays!

MUTT’S UP? Holiday Travel Tips

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It’s our favorite time of the year: the holidays! Bring on the chilly weather, joyous decorations and hometown visits! Whether you’re taking a short road trip or flying across the country, we’ve got some tips on bringing your furry friend along.

When travelling with your pooch, you want to make sure you have all the essentials. First on the checklist: a carrier or car seat. For dogs preparing for a flight, an airline-approved carrier is a must. Airline-approved favorites include the Kelle, Roxy and Charlie carriers. Not only do these carriers come in an array of colors, but they’re complete with multiple pockets to carry all your dog’s travelling needs. Taking a road trip? A car seat is perfect for your dog to rest comfortably during the drive. Car seats like the Companion and Lookout have a space for the seatbelt to attach, ensuring a safe space for your pup to rest.

Now that you know what your dog will be travelling in, it’s time to think about what to pack to keep them nice and happy throughout the trip. We recommend bringing some of your dog’s favorite treats and food along with a travel water bowl to keep them full and hydrated, an extra collar and leash in case of emergencies, extra poop bags for those potty breaks and pet wipes for sanitary purposes. A clean pup is a happy pup, right?! For the toy lover, bringing Bowser’s favorite toy on the journey will not only keep them preoccupied, but will make them feel more comfortable and at home.

Now that you and your pooch are prepared for the holidays, it’s time to take off! Check out more travel needs on our website or visit our three Southern California stores to learn more.

MUTT’S HAPPENING @ MUTT HQ: The Office Holiday Party!

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Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Jim Halpert – everyone knows these characters and from the hit TV show “The Office.” What if we told you we had some characters of our own at the Mutt offices? You may recognize these dogs as Mutt Models, but what you didn’t know is that they’re an integral part of our team.

Ricky, the Office Manager

Ricky Furry Child of: Mutt Buyer Estela

 Likes: Morning Walks, His Sister Reggie

 Dislikes: Anything with Wheels, His Sister Reggie

 Favorite Holiday Item: Fa La La Collar

Willie, Head of Sales

WillyFurry Child of: Office Manager/Accountant Rebecca

Likes: Mutt Munchers, Belly Rubs

Dislikes: Drinking Cups, Farts

Favorite Holiday Item: Snowman with Pipe Sweater

Chewie, Humane Resources

Chewie Furry Child of: Mutt Buyer Kiiah

 Likes: Anything Edible, Comfy Beds

 Dislikes: Doorbells, Whistling

 Favorite Holiday Item: Snowman Necktie

 

Regina (AKA Reggie), Receptionist

ReggieFurry Child of: Mutt Buyer Estela

Likes: Squeaky Toys, Being Top Dog

Dislikes: Dogs Bigger than Her, Dogs Smaller than Her

Favorite Holiday Item: Holiday Frog Toy

Theodore, Event Coordinator

Teddy Furry Child of: Mutt Co-Founder Georgia Goldberg

 Likes: Dumpster Diving, Small Beds

 Dislikes: Being Home Alone, Puppies

 Favorite Holiday Item: Elf Hat

Now that you’ve gotten to know a few of our Mutt Models, let’s prep your pup up for a holiday party! Feel like dressing Bowser up in an ugly Christmas sweater? We can help. Our epic ugly Christmas sweaters are hilarious and guaranteed to win any contest! If you’d rather have something that makes heads turn on your walks, our Ugly Christmas Sweater Collar + Leash will do the trick. Toys are a necessity for any of our Mutt pups – especially the huge Plush Candy Cane and the Reindeer Loofa!

That’s just a taste of our Holiday Collection. Check out the rest of our Holiday Shop online + in store now!

What We Love: Move into Movember with Us!

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In recent years, November has been deemed “Movember” in an effort to bring awareness to men’s health.  Men everywhere will be growing mustaches to raise money for prostate cancer research. We believe “man’s best friend” should get in on the fun too with our special edition Mustache Collection.

For dogs small to large, we have fun mustache collars to get into the spirit with a variety of styles including the ever popular Color-block Mustache Collar – a Mutt favorite!  Pair it with a matching Mustache-themed engraveable dog tag for the perfect ensemble. The front features a beautiful copper mustache with engraving on the back.

Of course this collection wouldn’t be complete without a toy. Be the talk of the dog park with our Humunga Stache Toy, which comes in a Mini version too. Get two-for-one with this toy – the inside is a rubber ball while the outside of the ball features an epic stache! This toy is sure to get a laugh or two! Our Mustache Collection allows us to bring awareness to a good cause. To check out our collection, go to our website or visit our three Southern California stores. If you want to learn more about Movember, check out http://us.movember.com/.

Just In: Keep Warm with the Northern Exposure Collection!

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Warm colors, puffy jackets, fur velour…what do these all have in common? Not only are they winter essentials, but they’re part of our newest collection: Northern Exposure! This collection features fabulous winter fabrics that you and your pup are sure to love!

Since the Northern Exposure Collection opens the door to the Holiday season, we’ve mixed in a few holiday-themed items with some basics that any pup needs. The Holiday apparel sprinkles include an adorable Reindeer and Christmas Light Hoody and Winter Moose Sweater. Winter staples like a Reversible Puffer Jacket and Buffalo Plaid Pajamas are the perfect way to keep your pup warm (and stylish!) during those crisp winter nights.

Winter-themed collars and leashes are a must, too! Christmas themed Jingle Bell Leather Collars will make your pup sound like a sweet musical, while our Nordic or Buffalo Plaid Print Collars and Leashes are great for those that enjoy just a taste of winter.

For the toy-loving pup, we have some adorable toys that will are sure to keep your Bowser entertained! From waffle plush teddy bears to Christmas trees and snowmen to an extremely tough bear, your dog will jumping for joy and ready for the holidays!

Need to liven up your house? Our Fur Velour bed and blanket have a dual purpose: not only will their warm colors bring some winter to your living space, but the comfort they bring will make your pooch want to be lazy all day! Due to popular request, we’ve brought back the super soft puppy blanket, this time with a sweet bear face! Don’t be fooled, these blankets aren’t just for puppies – they can be for anyone, two or four legged!

Interested in the rest of the Northern Exposure Collection? Peep the collection online or at one of our three Southern California stores!

 

LIFE @ MUTT: We’re Turning 84 this Year (in Dog Years)!!

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We are so proud to be part of the community for the last 12 years. It’s been an amazing journey from our original store in Solana Beach to growing through the recession to 3 stores and a fast growing website!  As a utopia for pets and their parents, we’ve met thousands of new furry friends and helped hundreds of dogs and cats find forever homes. To celebrate this monumental month, we’re introducing two limited edition flavors: Anniversary Dessert Mix and Anniversary Meat Lovers Mix. An added bonus? We’re offering our entire line of locally-made Mutt Munchers $3 off!

The Anniversary Dessert Mix contains our most popular dessert flavors: Blueberry, Ginger and Peanut Butter, and the Anniversary Meat Mix contains our most popular meat flavors: Bacon, Meatball and Liver. In addition to our Anniversary Blends, we are bringing back our Seasonal Flavors, including Pumpkin Pie and Crown Roast. Other flavors include: Peanut Butter, Blueberry, Ginger, Salmon, Bacon, Liver and Meatball.

These treats are made locally in Carlsbad, are grain and gluten free and include only all-natural, human-grade ingredients. Garbanzo beans take the place of grains, resulting in a tasty treat packed full of protein and dietary fiber. Each Mutt Muncher is about 18-19 calories and have an approximate 1 year shelf-life if the bag is completely sealed.

Why grain-free? Grains are a common allergy in dogs and can cause itchiness and other uncomfortable symptoms. Because grains take much longer to break down in the stomach, dogs often have trouble digesting them. Sticking with food and treats that are grain-free will make a positive impact on any pup’s health.

Delicious, nutritious and cost efficient, Mutt Munchers make a great addition to any dog’s diet! Visit us online or in one of our Southern California store locations to enjoy these Anniversary savings! Online customers can redeem their discount by entering MOREMUNCH at checkout.

What’s Hot: Clink your glass for the Cocker’Tail Set!

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Throw some ice in the bucket and cool the champs…we have a new collection for you that deserves a toast! Our special Cocker’Tail Collection is our way of introducing the Holiday season, because who doesn’t love a nice winter Cocktail Party?! This collection features flawless clothing, shimmery sequins and, of course, a few Cocker’tails!

There are a few things you need when preparing for a Cocktail Party. Let’s start with the most important: an outfit!! We’ve got all the ladies and gents prepared for any special party, from fluffy shimmer dresses to Tuxedo Tanks to Sequin Harnesses! Not only will your pup be the Belle (or the Prince) of the ball, but they are sure to make heads turn in these fab styles.

Tuxedo TankNext up? The drinks! Every Cocktail Party needs drinks (obviously), and we can help. While you’re sipping on your bubbly or a Dirty Martini, your pup can (somewhat) sip on some Cocker’tails! How, you ask? We have some fabulous plush toys that are just as great to display as they are for your pup to play with. With a choice of Grey Dogs Vodka, Pawier-Jouet Champagne or Mirapawval Rosé, your pooch is sure to be satisfied with whatever choice that may be!Gold Trellis Bowl and Jar

Lastly, we can’t forget to spice up your living space! We think a more modern approach to your living space is key for any kind of fancy party. The Gold Trellis Bowl and Jar feature not only a print that will never go out of style, but a nice gold color that is sure to modernize any room! Of course, we can’t forget our Mutt
favorite: the Katie Puff Bed. These beds are so sleek and comfy, your guests will think it’s a place for them to lay!

Need more Cocker’tail inspiration? Check out our Cocker’tail Collection in its entirety online or at one of our Southern California stores!

Just In: Sock Monkey Styles for Your Pup!

Sock Monkey Collection

Here’s a little history lesson for you all: Sock Monkeys were first made during the Great Depression when people would sew red heeled socks together. Now, more than 80 years later, they’re just as fabulous and have been incorporated into a ton of things. With that being said, we’d like to introduce our newest collection: The Sock Monkey Collection!

With fall in full swing and winter on the horizon, sweaters and scarves are a must. This awesome zip-up hoody is sure to keep you warm AND comfortable, as it’s made with a cashmere blend! It’s definitely a mutt favorite. More into something a little lighter? The Sock Monkey Striped Wool Scarf is great because not only will it warm up your pup’s neck, but it’s adjustable, insuring a perfect fit! With these items, you’ll be turning Bowser into your very own Sock Monkey in no time!

Why not rock the Sock Monkey on your daily walk? We won’t object to that! In fact, we encourage it with our Sock Monkey collar, leash and bowtie. If you’re looking into dressing your dog from neck to tail, this is perfect, as each item completely matches! If you’re more into the subtle Sock Monkey flair, then you have the ability to choose which item you like best. We love options!

Of course, this collection wouldn’t be complete with Sock Monkey toys! From multi-colored to corduroy to sock-made cat toys to the original Sock Monkey, we have enough Sock Monkey toys for you to fill your toy box to the rim!

Want more Sock Monkey? Check out the Sock Monkey Collection in its entirety online or at one of our Southern California stores!

Newsworthy Dogs Roundup

We have quite a few stories revolving around dogs this month! We love seeing dogs in the news, whether it be something hilarious, an interesting new study or something that’s sure to bring the tears. Have any pet-related stories you’d like to share with us? Post the stories on our Facebook page!

Your Pet Might be Peeved! Study Finds that Dogs Get Jealous Too

Well this explains a lot! Researchers at UC San Diego (right in our backyard!) conducted a study determining whether or not dogs have a sense of jealousy. 36 dogs and their owners were used in the study that consisted of noting dogs’ reactions of their owners petting animated toy dogs. The results are not surprising – dogs DO get jealous! Once the pups would see their owners petting the toy, they would try to break the connection between the owner and the toy. Just another way that dogs are like humans!

These Two Dogs Got Married and the Whole Thing is Straight out of Your Pinterest Wedding Board

Bring on the LOL’s! Hudson and Chelsea, two Dachshunds whose parents are good friends, had a wedding. Sounds cute, Hudson and Chelsearight? Be prepared for nothing that you’d expect, as these two were given the true Pinterest wedding treatment, from beautifully illustrated invitations to fabulous floral arrangements to a Bulldog officiate. If only we were invited to this wedding!

Missing Pennsylvania Dog Found 3,000 Miles Away from Home

Could you imagine getting a call that your lost pup was found 3,000 miles away?! The owner of 7-year old Jack Russell Terrier Gidget probably didn’t. Gidget had been missing from the owner’s house in Pennsylvania since late April and was found walking the suburbs of Portland in September. When Gidget was brought to the nearest shelter, they were able to determine through a microchip that she came from right outside of Philadelphia! No one really knows how or why Gidget was taken cross-country, but all that matters now is that she is found.

Life for Regular People vs. Life for Dog People

Dog LoveBuzzfeed has nailed it again with this photo comparison between life with a dog and life without. I’m sure you can all guess which life seems more fun and exciting. :)

Susie the Therapy Dog, Abused as a Puppy, Named Hero Dog of the Year

This one is a tearjerker for all the right reasons. Meet Susie, an adorable pit-bull mix that was beat and set on fire by her owner in 2009 after licking (also known as KISSING in dog speak) the owner’s child. This sweet baby suffered third-degree burns and her ears were burned off. Before you start crying out of sadness, let’s fast-forward to Susie’s recovery and an adoption by Donna Lawrence. Lawrence adopted Susie less than a year after she herself had been brutally attacked by a neglected pit bull, which Suziecaused her to lose her ability to have kids. Lawrence and Susie were meant to be, as they both learned to trust one another. Susie is now a therapy dog that helps people that have been through traumatic events and has even helped create stronger anti-cruelty laws in her home state of North Carolina (along with Lawrence, of course!).

 

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on Stella and Chewy’s All Month Long!

October TOTM

Oh October, you came so quickly! As you all probably know by now, when a new month starts, there’s a new special deal for our Muttropians. This month’s Treat of the Month is on Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried food and treats – save 20% all month long!

Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried dinner patties provide 100% complete and balanced nutrition. Each flavor is made with raw meat, poultry or fish that is sourced from USDA-inspected facilities, mixed with organic fruits and vegetables included. Healthful, direct-fed microorganisms (probiotics), natural tocopherols, chelated trace minerals, taurine, and essential FreezeDFamily_RGBvitamins and minerals are also added to this yummy mix. These patties come in 8 different flavors: Chicken & Veggies, Beef, Lamb, Duck, Surf ‘N Turf, Rabbit, Venison and Pheasant and are grain-free with no fillers, artificial preservatives, colorings, added hormones, antibiotics, sugar or salt. Not only is this a great meal for your pup, but you can break up a patty and make it a nice yummy treat!

The savings don’t stop there! During October, you’ll also be able to save 20% on Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried treats, Carnivore Crunch and Carnivore Kisses. The Carnivore Crunch treats are all-natural formed morsels while the Carnivore Kisses are diced, 100% meat treats. These treats can berIMG_0095 given to your pup as a training reward or crumbled over food for added flavor – nothing beats that! The Carnivore Crunch treats come in Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Salmon/Cod and Duck flavors. The Carnivore Kisses treats come in Beef, Chicken, Salmon and Duck. Just like the freeze-dried food, these treats provide the benefits of raw with the convenience of being dry.

So what does freeze-drying exactly mean, you ask? Freeze-drying is a process that enables food manufacturers to remove the moisture from their products while retaining nutritional value. There is no cooking is involved in this process, as the product is frozen and then put into a freeze dryer on rIMG_4439trays. These trays are placed on shelves that receive very low levels of heat. Powerful pumps inside the freeze dryer generate very cold temperatures and create a vacuum, and that heat applied to the shelves causes the ice within the meat to turn directly into water vapor, skipping the liquid stage altogether. This takes the product from frozen to freeze-dried without ever being thawed or cooked, which is why the nutritional value is retained.

You don’t want to miss out on this delicious and nutritious Treat of the Month! This special runs from October 1st through October 31st at all three of our stores and online. Use code STELLA20 at checkout to save!